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Winners 2022

Below is a list of the 2022 WINNERS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The children's books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children's books, ILLUSTRATIONS.

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If you happen to be looking for a good read, the readers at The Wishing Shelf Awards thoroughly recommend the following:

The Box by Kat Walsh
Gold

The Box
Author: Kat Walsh
Illustrator: Yevheniia Lisova
I Will Always Be Proud of You by Michael Wong
Silver

I Will Always Be Proud of You
Author: Michael Wong
Illustrator: Zina Iugai
Oliver and the Wishing Star by Jennifer Decker
Silver

Oliver and the Wishing Star
Author: Jennifer Decker
Illustrator: Chrish Vindhy
Benny the Brave in The First Day Jitters by Julie Anne Penn and Darren Penn
Bronze

Benny the Brave in The First Day Jitters
Author: Julie Anne Penn and Darren Penn
Illustrator: Sergio De Giorgi
Eli's Story: What Makes Me, ME! by Tracey Lear
Bronze

Eli's Story: What Makes Me, ME!
Author: Tracey Lear
Illustrator: Matea Anic
Queen Bee's Alphabet Cookbook by Mariah Ecker RD, Teri Ecker
Bronze

Queen Bee's Alphabet Cookbook
Author: Mariah Ecker RD, Teri Ecker
Illustrator:

Baby Worries by Frances Mackay
Gold

Baby Worries
Author: Frances Mackay
Illustrator: Dotti Colvin
Janey Just in Case by Mandy Woolf
Silver

Janey Just in Case
Author: Mandy Woolf
Illustrator: Elmira Georgieva
The Missing Things by Kimi Hall
Silver

The Missing Things
Author: Kimi Hall
Illustrator:
Ellery´s Magic Bicycle by Maria Monte
Bronze

Ellery´s Magic Bicycle
Author: Maria Monte
Illustrator: Zoe Saunders
P.I. Butterfly: Gone Guppy by Karen Kilpatrick
Bronze

P.I. Butterfly: Gone Guppy
Author: Karen Kilpatrick
Illustrator: Germán Blanco
Siggy the Soccer Dog by Brian Frederick
Bronze

Siggy the Soccer Dog
Author: Brian Frederick
Illustrator:

The Prison for the Magically Cursed by Brett Perkins
Gold

The Prison for the Magically Cursed
Author: Brett Perkins
The Secret of the Magic eyePad by Marsha Tufft
Silver

The Secret of the Magic eyePad
Author: Marsha Tufft
Treachery by Michael E Wills
Silver

Treachery
Author: Michael E Wills
Phyllo Cane and the Circus of Wonder by Sharn W. Hutton
Bronze

Phyllo Cane and the Circus of Wonder
Author: Sharn W. Hutton

The Angel Room by Lee Call
Gold

The Angel Room
Author: Lee Call
The Lightness of Water by Toni Cabell
Silver

The Lightness of Water
Author: Toni Cabell
Ever the Night Road by Michael Breen
Bronze

Ever the Night Road
Author: Michael Breen
Odriel's Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow
Bronze

Odriel's Heirs
Author: Hayley Reese Chow
The Escapers by L. J. Monahan
Bronze

The Escapers
Author: L. J. Monahan

Music from a Strange Planet by Barbara Black
Gold

Music from a Strange Planet
Author: Barbara Black
The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise
Gold

The Last Lumenian
Author: S.G. Blaise
Just River by Sara B. Fraser
Silver

Just River
Author: Sara B. Fraser
Never A Mere Mortal by Devon Dial
Silver

Never A Mere Mortal
Author: Devon Dial
Small Forgotten Moments by Annalisa Crawford
Silver

Small Forgotten Moments
Author: Annalisa Crawford
Soulful Return by Fidelis O Mkparu
Silver

Soulful Return
Author: Fidelis O Mkparu
Certified by Roger Wilson-Crane
Bronze

Certified
Author: Roger Wilson-Crane
Confederacy of Fenians by James Nealon
Bronze

Confederacy of Fenians
Author: James Nealon
In the Shadow of Your Wings by J P Robinson
Bronze

In the Shadow of Your Wings
Author: J P Robinson
ON THE MARCH by Trudy Krisher
Bronze

ON THE MARCH
Author: Trudy Krisher
When Secrets Come to Light by George Hopkins
Bronze

When Secrets Come to Light
Author: George Hopkins

Mom Life Versus the Everyday Apocalypse by Megan Whitmer
Gold

Mom Life Versus the Everyday Apocalypse
Author: Megan Whitmer
Paris Blue by Julie Scolnik
Gold

Paris Blue
Author: Julie Scolnik
Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within  by Jocelyn Jones
Bronze

Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within
Author: Jocelyn Jones
Lines in the Sand by F Scott Service
Bronze

Lines in the Sand
Author: F Scott Service
On the Other Side of TERMINAL by Allen Chankowsky
Bronze

On the Other Side of TERMINAL
Author: Allen Chankowsky

Troubles with Teamwork by R.L. Fink
Gold

Troubles with Teamwork
Author: R.L. Fink
Performed by: Hannah Edelson
Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss by Y.Y. Chan
Silver

Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss
Author: Y.Y. Chan
Performed by: Rosie Akerman
Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting by Robin Bennett
Bronze

Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting
Author: Robin Bennett
Performed by:

Emotional Magnetism by Sandy Gerber
Gold

Emotional Magnetism
Author: Sandy Gerber
Performed by: Sandy Gerber
Stand Your Ground by A J Ullman
Silver

Stand Your Ground
Author: A J Ullman
Performed by: Melissa Reizian
An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody by D L Gardner
Bronze

An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody
Author: D L Gardner
Performed by: Brad Wills
Siggy the Soccer Dog by  Brian Frederick
Silver

Siggy the Soccer Dog
Author: Brian Frederick
Artis by Alex Hayes
Bronze

Artis
Author: Alex Hayes
The Wand by Marieke Lexmond
Gold

The Wand
Author: Marieke Lexmond
Cover Designer: BookBaby
Never a Mere Mortal by Devon Dial
Silver

Never a Mere Mortal
Author: Devon Dial
Cover Designer: Dial Design Studio
The Cold Palace by Melissa Addey
Bronze

The Cold Palace
Author: Melissa Addey
Cover Designer: Jessica Bell

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